Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:03 PM
My desk PC is connected to a modem through a router. This PC is running XP Pro and has a Pentium 4, 3Ggz.
I have also two laptops connected (wireless) to the router, one is using XP pro and the second Vista Premium.
When I boot my PC, I'm able to surf normally. But just after running Bittorrent the PC slows down to a grind, and goes very very slow, and after few minutes the internet went to a stop. BT keeps running.
When BT is running on the background and I am trying to connect to the net I have to do many attempts (sometimes up to 20) before being connected.
When I'm tunning off BT everything reverts to normal
On the other side the effect on the two laptops is less significant. I can easily connect to the net and they are running un-disconnected (BT is not running on the laptops).
I have been told that:
"P2P protocols don't hog the BANDWIDTH, they just hog the processing time of the NIC and with the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Windows XP, the SP2 has introduced a feature that limit concurrent TCP connection attempts that are possible to 10 per seconds. In Service Pack 1 or without Service Pack, there is no limit on concurrent TCP connection attempts."??